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CALEA Introduces Policy Resource Library to Support Agencies Seeking Accreditation

Available through PowerDMS, CALEA's exclusive Policy Resource Library is designed to help public safety agencies create and share dynamic policies to meet their unique challenges.

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Missouri Police Board Votes to Seek Independent Review of Police Department

Less than a week after a jury awarded $19 million to an officer in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that the agency passed him over for promotion because he is homosexual, the St. Louis County Police Board voted unanimously to seek an independent review of the agency.

Pennsylvania Police Union Loses in Fight Over Tattoos

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police lost in its bid to defend officers who have visible tattoos that some might construe as offensive following an incident in which an officer was seen in a short-sleeve uniform shirt revealing a tattoo some argued was a Nazi symbol.

(Video) Benefits of Showing Respect During Police Contacts

Sgt. Steve Fish of the Racine (WI) Police Department discusses how officers can get more out of a variety of contacts—with offenders, witnesses, or the general public—by simply showing some respect.

The Benefits of Timely Policy Training

Online training offers agencies an effective and cost-efficient method for teaching officers about policy changes.

Video: Texas Police Release Body Camera Footage of Controversial Arrest

The Galveston (TX) Police Department released body camera footage of an arrest that sparked some outrage in August.

Minnesota Off-Duty Officers Told to Not Wear Uniforms to Political Events

The Minneapolis Police Department has told its officers that they may no longer wear their uniform while attending political events when off duty.

Little Law Enforcement Lies

What we tell crooks and citizens is not always wholly truthful, but sometimes it's what they need to hear.

(Video) Addressing the Issue of De-Policing in America

POLICE Contributing Web Editor Doug Wyllie sits down with Below 100 Executive Director Roy Bethge to discuss the issue of de-policing in America.

Florida Rapper Films Music Video in Police Department Building

A South Florida rapper reportedly filmed his latest music video in part in the headquarters building of the Aventura Police Department—something the agency didn't know about until the video went viral.